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>>> good morning and welcome to special election edition of "this week." >>> the obama campaign is slipping. >> we have come too far to turn back now. >>> it's on. the final sprint. >> we'll win this election. we'll finish what we started. >> we're going to bring changes to get america stronger again. >> we need you, ohio. >> i love colorado! >> to break this deadlock race. the big questions now -- can obama's swing state firewall stand up to romney's momentum. how will hurricane sandy shake up the campaign? and with just nine days to go, could a final october surprise send this election into overtime? questions for our headliners. stephanie cutter and newt gingrich. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our roundtable. >>> hello again. with just nine days to go, the october surprise is here. hurricane sandy. threatening a massive stretch of the u.s. from virginia to new england. all of the way to the great lakes. it's caused both candidates to scramble their schedules. we'll get into that, plus our latest abc news/washington post poll in just a moment. but let's begin with sam ch
not be tighter, president obama and republican challenger mitt romney squared off in florida this evening in the last presidential debate. our guides to what you need to know. >>> she moderated the vice presidential debate. he advised george w. bush before he took the stage. martha raddatz and matt dowd tell us who they think had the upper hand in a "nightline" report card. >>> and i'm getting to know you. from coors light drinkers to hbo watchers, how presidential campaigns are user hyper personalized information about what you like to do, buy and watch to try and win your vote. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. tonight, the highly anticipated final round as president barack obama, republican challenger mitt romney took the stage to go head to head in the last presidential debate. this is a crucial night, and it could tip the scales in a side-by-side comparison, 15 days left until the election and millions of early ballots already being cast so here's how it all happened in florida tonight. the two men who would be president squared off for the last time in the homestretch of a race tha
as the candidates make closing arguments, their biggest guns out. >> our big questions. did obama's comeback debate put him back in this race? >> what will to be final twist that determines this race? our headliners. chicago mayor and former white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel. marco rubio of florida. >>> plus insight and analysis from our powerroundtable. matthew dowd, ralph reed, van jones, debber wasserman schultz. >>> and we say farewell to governor mcgovern. >>> hello again. early this morning, we learned that george mcgovern, the first senator to oppose the vietnam war, has passed away at the age of 90. we'll remember him later in the show. >>> but we begin with the race to the white house. more signs this mor romney's first debate bounce still has staying power. let's begin with mayor rahm emanuel. you're in florida this morning. polls show mitt romney ahead. i want to show you this politics electoral map, mitt romney has gone ahead for the first time right now. are you worried that this race is slipping away? >> no, i think that it's a very tight race, a competitive race, in the sense
think won the debate last night between ann romney and michelle obama? >> you won't believe their answers. >>> good evening on this sunday night from boca raton, florida, on the eve of the crucial third and final debate. tonight, a new poll showing just how pivotal this final debate will be. gts stephanopoulos standing by here in a moment, but first, the breaking news tonight from wisconsin. the shootings this sunday that left three people dead and four more injured. this is the scene tonight, outside a suburban spa near a crowded shoming mall. police flooding the area, putting the mall on lockdown. searching for the gunman all day. and tonight, the ap is now reporting the gunman was found dead inside the spa. abc's alex perez is on the scene tonight in brookfield, wisconsin. >> reporter: what started out like any other quiet sunday morning in suburban milwaukee, within minutes, turned deadly. 11:00 a.m., the azana spa had just opened for the day. customers already filing in, when a man entered the store and began shooting. frantic spa customers, some in robes, others barefo
." >>> and now, we turn to the final sprint to the white house. president obama and mitt romney, trolling for votes in those key, battleground states. >> with just 12 days to go, the president is stopping in chicago today, to cast his ballot early. abc's tahman bradley has the latest on the mad dash by both campaigns. >> reporter: there's little in the way of rest for the presidential contenders. >> stay with me. and work with me. >> reporter: president obama, along with pop star, katy perry, showing her support in that dress, held a nighttime rally in battleground, nevada. the president stopped by nbc's "the tonight show," with jay leno. >> the debates are over. i assume you're glad. >> everything i was saying was true. but if you don't have the energy and the presentation that makes people kind of snap up and say, all right, i get it, then you're not doing your job. >> reporter: mr. obama spent the night aboard air force one, headed to swing state, florida, where he'll spend the day. mitt romney, who leads the president by one point, 49% to 48%, will focus exclusively on ohio today. yes
positive things happen as part of the debate. i think obama you can look at your scorecard say he scored zingers, maybe wins on points. in terms of the big take aways. mitt romney was on the stage looking presidential, credible as an alternative to president obama. that's his goal. present himself as a credible alternative, possible choice for undecided voteders. >> so much throughout the debate you heard, mitt romney say i agree with you, mr. president. was it alternative? i don't think the average voter would see too much difference between the two? >> the romney campaign calculation this is going to come down to the economy and that's it. you need to get buy in on the other issues. this could be seen as a possible president on issues of commander-in-chief. i think his goal was to do no harm. not lobbing grenades at the obama foreign policy. where he had successes he was ready to applaud them. i am going to take what he has done and move it forward. he was the candidate of hope, and presentation of a positive vision more than president obama. >> the bottom line this debate was about fo
criticized president obama. >> will pre vent them from acquiring nuclear capability. >> reporter: with foreign policy on the forefront a timely attack ad from the obama campaign. >> a decade of war that cost us dearly. now for president a clear choice, president obama ended the iraq war. mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there. >> reporter: really, that's the tip of the iceberg. we're expecting to hear quite a bit about china. another thing to keep a close eye on tonight because this is the last debate, you can expect both candidates will try to shift the focus back to domestic poll shy issues, things important to voters, like the economy. >> this race has really tightened up. take us through the numbers. what are we seeing as far as the polls are concerned? >> reporter: this is a very close race both nationally and in key battleground states. this is a cnn poll and shows the candidates are tied nationally at 47% f you move on to the key battleground states, it seems president obama has a slight edge and finally here in the key battleground state of florida, a little bit
winning ohio. >> obama still up by five points in ohio, encouraging to the campaign. still so tight in so many states. a nail biter of an election everyone knows that. the way it is looking, romney is doing very well among white men. the president is doing very well among women and hispanics. that's why you see emphasis on the ground game, getting those supporters out to the polls. who ever gets their people out, that is who is going to be in the white house come january. that's the game right now. obama has an embedded ground game. and romney is going to try to keep pace with, incumbency factor when it comes to the ground game apparatus in motion already. >> the next couple weeks spend $80 million combined in tv advertising. that money could be used. >> people always say that. imagine money on campaigns went to education, hunger, medical research. pick something. big bucks. have fun in the battleground states. bombarded for 13 days. police in suburban denver are removing evidence from the home of a teenage college student in custody for the kidnapping and murder of 10-year-old jessica ri
of obama liberals? tonight, it is the great debate swap. >>> and, rod unplugged. that raspy voice, hits like "maggie may" made him one of the best-selling musicians of all time and he's setting the record straight about the women, the rumors and that famous head of hair. >>> good evening, i'm bill weir. what kind of person bullies a vulnerable child online? most parents with an internet connection realize how naive that question sound, in this age, and the relevant question is what kind of person ridicules a child's memory after she takes her own life? tonight a family doing just that, after a three years of hell that began with their 12-year-old a web cam and one bad decision. he >> reporter: this is 15-year-old amanda todd's desperate call for help. in this video of high school student details three years of torment, bullying and even she says, classmates beating her up. three weeks after posting the video on youtube, she committed suicide. since her death this video has viewed more than 17 million times. why do you think it is that she snapped and felt the only way out was to take he
with a slight lead over president obama. >> with just 11 days to go it is all up for grabs and depending more than ever on state ohio where abc's karen travers has been tracking the candidates. >> reporter: finishing off a marathon two-day campaign blitz, president obama rolled into the most critical battleground of all -- >> hello, ohio! [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: ohio with its 18 electoral votes could be state that decide the next president. >> this send a message not just across ohio but across the whole country. this campaign is growing, the momentum is building, we are taking back america. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: polls in the battleground state show the president with edge. latest poll in ohio has him up by five. buckeye state voters are used to being center of political universe. this year they're being showered with attention. the president made 14 stops. the state he visited most in office. mitt romney, 15 trips. about a third of all vote nationwide will be cast before election day. and the campaigns are trying to lock down supporters now so they can focus on th
. for mitt romney, it complicates his final push to appeal to more women voters. president obama leads among women. but among white, married middle-class women, romney is ahead by more than 20 points in our newest poll tonight. increasing that number could key the victory. romney speaking of women on the trail today in nevada -- >> i think of the single women right now raising a child or two or three, so that she could put a good meal on the table. >> reporter: and in the debate, a more moderate view -- world view -- >> we want a peaceful planet. >> reporter: a tone that might but, on the delicate issue of abortion, shifting tone, more challenging -- romney during the primaries -- >> do i believe the supreme court should overturn roe v. wade? yes i do. >> reporter: then, just this month, he told the "des moines register" -- >> there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> reporter: the president calling that shifting tone an issue of trust, today in iowa -- >> you can choose to turn back the clock 50 years on women and immigran
. now the campaign is headed to your doorstep. president obama and governor mitt romney powering across the country. obama will travel to seven. romney, to five. and this razor thin race got even closer. every night we'll bring you a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll and tonight the candidates are separated. look at this. just 0.07%. that's about 91,000 people out of an estimated 140 voters in this country. 14 days to go. it's "your voice, your vote" and abc's david muir is in the middle of the action in the swing state of colorado. david? >> reporter: diane, good evening from the rockies. i got to tell you it did not take long for both candidates to race out off that 2350i7b8 debate last night. in fact, on the tarmac in florida this morning, i was on a plane, passengers looking out the window seeing air force one waiting for the president. then the romney plane taxiing off. a real urgency with two weeks left and this race high. u.s. the mad dash to the finish line, the president and mitt romney with their final arguments. >> i am fired up right now. >> we want you to start voti
've talked to say barack obama has been our single most effective recruiting tool in the last four, five years. >> well, i think there's some truth to that. immediately after obama was elected, we saw two of the largest hate websites in the country crash. >> reporter: potok told us that by the late '80s, the klan dwindled to a few hundred. they now number closer to 6,000. >> white power! >> reporter: he believes they can be very dangerous. >> it's dangerous, not so much because a whole bunch of klansmen get together in a room and plan to murder 1,000 people with a bomb so, you know, it's the lone wolf characters that get frustrated with their leaders that break away, you know, one day, walk out of their house and start shooting. >> reporter: with that in mind, at a gas station outside of tupelo, the grand dragon appears. he is also known as steven howard, 31 years old, he says he's an iraq war veteran. he comes with a loaded pistol on his hip and tells me he's got serious ptsd. we agree to follow him to a remote location, where cell phone service is spotty. next to a trailer by the woods
, according to the latest abc news/"washington post" tracking poll. 57%-47%. but president obama maintains a slim advantage in ohio. the latest poll has him up by five. the president campaigning there last night, used a targeted message. >> if mitt romney had been present when the auto industry was on the verge of collapse, we might not have an american auto industry today. the auto industry supports one in eight ohio jobs. >> reporter: romney leading in polls on trust to handle the economy, is fighting back. >> my priority is jobs, jobs, jobs. we're going to get them here in ohio. >> reporter: both campaigns are trying to lock down supporters and get them to the polls now in ohio and other states with early voting. yesterday, the president stopped in chicago to cast his vote. an appearance on "jimmy kimmel live," first lady michelle obama joked about the obama camp's turnout efforts. >> all right. >> time to vote. >> okay. >> get out there. >> reporter: as the campaign winds down, the race has taken a nasty turn. president obama in an interview with "rolling stone" magazine, joking about
in a very close race. for most of the night, it appeared president obama appeared to be on offense, as both candidates made their final pitches to the american people. president obama reminded voters he is commander in chief, as he went after republican challenger, mitt romney. >> wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> reporter: romney spent the night arguing america has lost its world influence, especially with iran. >> the greatest threat is iran, four years closer to a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: but both sides agreed on iranian sanctions. and the policies in syria, egypt and afghanistan. still, that didn't stop the attacks. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden. we can't kill our way out of this mess. >> i'm glad you recognized al qaeda's a threat. a few months ago when asked what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing america, you said russia. >> our navy is smaller now than ever. >> the nature of our military's changed. >> reporter: they brought the debate back to the number one issue, the economy. in particular, u
the final call today. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> president obama and governor it mitt romney face off tonight. it's happening in boca raton florida. >> the outcome could turn out to one mistake any of these guys proven, they can say anything at any time. brandy hit has the details. >> reporter: it's the third and final showdown, in the debate at florida's lynn university, focusing on foreign policy. a topic that's drawn fireworks. president obama and mitt romney are expected to spar again over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. iran will be a hot topic after the new york times reported the u.s. and iran agreed to one on one talks over the nuclear program. >> iran thinks they can go faster and harder. >> reporter: the white house denied a meeting is sets but added it's open to one on one talks. >> president obama has been preparing for the debate at camp david. mitt romney in florida. as we gave this advice during a football game between the press and staff. the president has a 5 point lead among registered voters. another poll shows the race is a dead heat, 47%. the candidates
they were back. >> turtles. >> they are. >> rafael. of course it wouldn't be complete with president obama and governor romney. they're here to join us too. >> they're getting along really well. >> tell you what happened on the third debate, right? >> yes, yes. not sure about that. love it. good job. >> yeah. >> i think everyone is going to come back out and join us. i think everyone is coming. >> is everyone coming? >> yea! [ applause ] >> beautiful. ♪ ♪ the monster mash ♪ >> princesses in the front. big princesses in the back. super heroes. nice. >> thank you! >> you guys did a great job. >> thank you, thank you, happy halloween, right. >> happy halloween. >> wonderful. she is our toy insider, laurie schect, thank you, laurie. we can get all the costumes on line? >> online. major pop-up stores these days in everyone's neighborhood. don't forget make great costumes at home. >> wonderful. >> i think our husband are going to be digging these costumes. >> i think so. i think so. >> we'll be right back. ♪ the monster mash ♪ maybe the mash ♪ ♪ >>> some baseball news now. first of
wrong and reckless. last night he was all over the map. >> reporter: president obama went on the attack occasionally resulting to sarcasm. >> i'm glad you recognize the al qaeda is threat. a few months ago when asked what the biggest geopolitical threat, you said russia and they're asking for their 19 80's policies back oar mitt romney often agreed with the president but mentioned the economy anytime he got. >> in order to fulfill our role in the world we have to strengthen our economy at home. you can't have 23 million people struggling to get a job. >> reporter: very different from the debate last week in which libya was one of the most heated topics. take a look at who won the debate. this is a cnn/orc poll. if you're keeping track at him, that means in the most general terms most people thought mitt romney won the first round. president obama took the next two debates. the polls show the polls tight are than ever. >> now that the debates are over, what is the final campaign strategy? >> reporter: it means they probably won't be spending a lot of time in maryland because they're putt
. final faceoff. president obama and governor romney go head-to-head on foreign policy. a tough and tense debate. the president on offense. >> whether it's afghanistan, whether it's iraq, whether it's now iran, you've been all over the map. >> attacking me is not an agenda. attacking me is not talking about how we're going to deal with the challenges that exist in the middle east. >> and the line of the night that lit up online. >> well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed. >> overnight polls say obama won. but will it determine this supertight race? >>> developing now. is a halloween hurricane headed for the east coast? tropical storm sandy, on track across jamaica to head north. will it become the perfect storm? >>> new warnings about caffeine-filled energy drinks. five deaths under investigation, including this 14-year-old. her parents say she died after drinking 2 large cans of monster energy in 24 hours. what the fda is doing now. >>> and times square is now "red" square. thousands lined up all night to hear the hottest pop st
and the test tonight, who will be the strongest leader on a global stage. president obama, governor romney, already backstage at this moment. there are about 300 people in the audience there in boca raton, millions more watching from home and, george, every debate has changed the race. >> no question about it. round one, a big win for governor romney. president obama, scored a more narrow victory last week and tonight our abc/"the washington post" poll, what happens tonight will set the stage. >> we want to take a look because in the audience already, mrs. romney, mrs. obama. both of whom said they get more nervous than the candidates at these debates. >> a lot of pressure also on tonight's moderator, bob schieffer of cbs news. the third time he's moderated a presidential debate. the focus on foreign affairs from lynn university in boca raton, florida. >> good evening from the campus of lynn university here in boca raton, florida. this is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign brought to you by the commission on presidential debates. this one is on foreign policy. i'm bob schieffe
. >> thanks a lot. >> now to democracy 2012 news tonight. president obama and mitt romney are hitting as many tossup states as possible today. we go live to washington. it's getting easy to predict where the events will hold events. these tossup states are where they're hanging out. >> reporter: there's only a handful of swing states. that's where youl find president obama and mitt romney from now until election day. >> we're starting here in ohio -- >> reporter: as time runs out and money runs thin both campaigns are picking and choosing their states wisely. it labels eight states as tossups. that includes iowa, stop number one for the president today. >> if you said you won't give a big tax cut to the wasn't thy but you're caught on video promising it would include the top 1%, then you might have rom knee sha. >> reporter: obama made his way west to colorado, another state up for grabs. later tonight he heads to nevada where romney held his first campaign event of the day. >> he's out of ideas and out of excuses. in november you're going to put him out of office. >> reporter: after nevada r
this for safety reasons. we'll be right back. >>> president obama and mitt romney set to go head to head tonight. >> expected to focus on foreign policy. >> reporter: the third and final presidential debate is highly anticipated and should be full of fire works and the last opportunity for mitt romney and president obama to address millions millions of undecided voters watching at home. it's happening at lynn university where they will face off on foreign policy. some topics are the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, red line when it comes to eye rap, relations with china and troops overseas. both sides are trying to criticize the other on the issues. >> there is a big difference, i'm concerned about governor romney becoming commander in chief. country by country, see sort of the fraying at the edges of the obama policy. >> reporter: there is a lot on the line for both candidates following a month of up and down debate performances. for the president he will have to show up to play like last time. a poll shows 51% of debate watchers thought the president did a better job in the second debat
weather team out tonight. >>> pep rally. president obama trying to rekindle the fire with young voters. while governor romney surges among voters like these. >>> attention shoppers. a new wave of thieves hiding stolen goods in a neck brace, a suitcase filled with stolen meat. a brazen diaper heist? making you pay more at the supermarket. >>> and, guess who? ♪ the patriarch of the addams family givings all halloween advice. our spooky "person of the week." ♪ the addams family >>> good evening. as we head into this weekend together, 66 million americans are bracing for impact. hurricane sandy, lumbering up the east coast and threatening to come ashore as an unprecedented superstorm. it means epic winds, snow, flooding rain from florida to the carolinas, maryland to maine. and the storm is so wide, it could cover two-thirds of the united states. the fierce winds at the center cover an area almost the size of texas. our extreme weather team is in the storm zone tonight and abc's weather editor sam champion starts us off right now from miami. sam? >> reporter: good evening, diane. tonig
. >> first, president obama and governor romney have battled to a draw. that's right. a new poll of likely voters shows the presidential race is an absolute dead heat. >> a nail biter. one mistake can make all the difference. candidates are preparing feverishly for tonight's final debate. abc's david kerley reports on the debate with just 15 days to go. >> reporter: taking a break from debate preparation, mitt romney flipped a coin for a football game between his staff and reporters who were still asking questions. >> would you be open to one-on-one talks with iran? >> reporter: no answer on the report that iranians are ready to talk directly to the u.s. about its nuclear program. one republican called it an iranian ploy. >> as to iran they have quadruple uranium to make a bomb before obama got in office. >> reporter: the white house denied a meeting is set, added it is open to one-on-one talks. a source warned the administration is cautious, because the iranians have used negotiations in the past as a stalling tactic. what is clear, this will be a debate point. >> we have iran, four years
. >> our new poll comes as president obama and mitt romney blitz the battleground states. and with just 13 days remaining, romney is working to distance himself from another republican's controversial new comments. abc's tahman bradley has the story. >> reporter: the presidential candidates are storming battleground states in a final sprint to election day. the romney campaign, riding a wave of momentum may have hit a bit of a snag, as another republican senate candidate makes a controversial comment about abortion. richard murdoch was asked at a debate in indiana, whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest. >> i think life begins in conception. i think even if life begins in the horrible situation of rape, that it's something that god in >> reporter: democrats bounced, quickly launching a web video, painting murdoch as extreme. >> the republican party. >> reporter: and democrats point out that mitt romney is supporting him. >> will you help me elect this guy? >> reporter: the romney campaign wasted little time distancing itself from murdoch, saying governor romney disag
. president obama stopped campaigning today to meet with fema. mitt romney had to cancel rallies in the state of maryland a short time ago, calling off the first day of early voting tomorrow. and look at this tonight. it all comes as the latest abc news poll shows this is a dead heat, mitt romney, ahead of president obama by just one point, 49% to 48%. and with a race this tight, a big question tonight -- could the hurricane upend this final stretch? here's abc's senior political correspondent jon karl tonight. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise. a storm so big and so destructive, it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw a little bit of havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama, it meant canceling two upcoming events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape, we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we are anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, too. a chance for the president to show deci
obama and mitt romney faced off at lynn university. the candidates were forced to answer tough questions on foreign policy. >> reporter: this debate lasted 90 minutes and covered a wide variety of topics related to foreign policy. mitt romney and president obama sat side by side and that format didn't stop them from attacking each other. >> attack me is not an agenda. >> the world needs a strong america and it is stronger than when i came in office. >> reporter: in the third and final debate the focus was foreign pole say opportunitymitt romney to go over the president's record. >> what has happened is as we watch the rising tide in the middle east of chaos occur, you see al-qaeda rushing in. >> reporter: in a chance for the president to hit romney on the foreign policy credentials. >> i know you haven't been in a position to actually execute foreign policy, but, every time you offered an opinion, you have been wrong. >> reporter: the 90 minute showdown featured heated exchanges like this over the attack on the outs cons will -- consulate in libya. >> we are seeing a pretty dramatic reve
. we have more on this federal crackdown. >> reporter: in 2006 president obama signed the unlawful gambling enforcement act. despite this law and act, the law was never enforced. no one was prosecuted federally during the last two years of the bush administration or the first two years of the obama administration. the first arrest didn't happen until april 2011. that's when the founders of poker stars were arrested. they tried to circumvent the act by setting up fake companies that would accept money from players but on paper these payments were for goods like golf balls or jewelry. however, those products never did exist. the cases were resolved this summer. the owners, forfeiting3 billion in as sets in exchange for the charges to be dropped. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >> when news breaks, all you have to do is head to abc2 to download. >>> two people were abducted at gun point and robbed in one of baltimore's wealthiest neighborhoods. now the search is on to find the person responsible. city police said she was headed to a car when three men grabbed her. >> they ap
it to this country. >> reporter: the latest poll shows president obama leads mitt romney 49% to 44%. that falls within the margin of error, so the state is up for grabs. >> what about the president. he's taking a different type of strategy. what was the approach today? >> reporter: he's in the middle of this whirlwind trip. this is a two-day trip. it was all about florida, virginia and ohio. the president did sound a bit hoarse from all these campaign events but he still went after romney and called out his economic vision. >> a plan to -- >> we're going to move on to another election store result an influential republican is giving his support to poafnlt former secretary of state colin powell announced his endorsement for obama. this isn't the first time powell supported the president. he also supported him in 2008. >>> all right, if you don't have a smart meter in your home, you will have one soon. bge is installing them but they are not without controversy. john matarese shows how some are playing hard ball with people who don't want one. >> reporter: smart meters are the wave of the future
abc news/"washington post" indicates it is either man's to lose. president obama arrived in palm beach county this afternoon where skies are blue but a debate storm is brewing. mitt romney seems to have some momentum, but our poll underscores a problem for him. one of the reasons this race remains so tight -- a majority of voters continues toty a president romney would favor the wealthy rather than the middle class. >> what he's selling is not a five-point plan. it's really just a one-point plan. folks at the top get to play with a different set of rules than you do. >> reporter: by contrast, 66% of voters think the president has done more to favor the middle class over the wealthy, and a majority says he better understands the economic problems people in this country are having. though some good news for romney. overall, he has a slight numerical edge in who voters trust to handle the economy. >> we cannot endure four more years, that's why we'll replace him in 18 days. >> reporter: the president also highlights the largest gender gap we've seen in this election. the president has a 1
, the race to the finish line in the long presidential campaign. president obama cast his vote today. they even double-checked his i.d. and tonight, our brand new abc news poll shows the two candidates close. governor romney with a three-point lead tonight. and 12 days to go before americans get to the polls. your voice, your vote. all roads are leads to one state, ohio. abc's david muir is there to tell us why. david? >> reporter: good evening, diane. as you know, ohio could be the key to the presidency.eds it to on, mitt romney needs it to make the map work. that's why both candidates are tailoring their message to the voters here. and tonight, there's the ground game. we take you inside it all. here in ohio, mitt romney receiving out where the stakes are highest. given the math, whoever wins the buckeye battle will most certainly win the white house. the president mentioning ohio 16 times in one stop to date. >> two weeks, ohio. here in ohio. people of ohio don't forget. >> reporter: and part of the president's playbook here, a tailored message for ohio. >> if mitt romney had been
voters go to the polls. >> we have seen some of the effect. both governor romney and president obama have canceled events in virginia. one big impact right now. also, it's going to effect their effort to get out the vote. didn't have much effect on early voting in florida yesterday. it could complicate it in virginia and ohio. two other key states that will impacted. then finally, is this storm as bad as it seems to be right now, it could block out the closing arguments of these candidates. in the last nine days. >> in some ways this is the real october surprise. i wonder, if you're the president how do you manage campaigning, because his job is truly on the line here with governing and imagine perhaps a large disaster. >> you show that you're in touch. the president was already talking to the federal emergency management agency. he's returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, cancelling some events. the biggest problem for the president right now, if he makes any mishandling of this storm could affect the final days of this race. more than any other factor. >> in nonweat
to cleveland for a november 4th meeting with the browns. >>> president barack obama and governor mitt romney face off if the third and final debate. >> this is in boca raton, discussing foreign policy. brandy hit has a preview. >> reporter: the third and final showdown, the debate is focused on foreign policy, a topic that's drawn fireworks. >> it took the president 14 days before we called it an attack. >> reporter: expected to spar over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. iran will be a hot topic after the new york times reported the u.s. and iran had agreed to one on one talks over the nuclear program. >> iran thinks they can go faster and harder than they used to think they can go. >> reporter: the white house denied a meeting is set but added it's open to one on one talks. president obama has been preparing for the debate at camp david. mitt romney in florida. he gave this advice during a football game. a new poll shows the president has a 5 point lead among voters. another poll shows the race is a dead heat at 47%. denied instead of circling each other, candidates will be sittin
. a democrat, barack obama took office. >>> you know there are people out there with multiple degrees in various scientific knowledge mathematics engineering. >> it all depend on who winning the world series. >> just go play baseball. >>> all right, time now for a check on the weather. let's send it over to meteorologist lynette charles, very busy this morning. >> yes, trying to hone in on that storm to keep us all safe in the weekend and we're definitely going to do that. i have some new information for you. you can breathe still take in the dry weather this morning because we will have that for today and also tomorrow and even saturday. but satellite and radar not picking up on a whole lot right now. under mainly clear skies, going to call it partly cloudy skies right now. that sun/cloud mix will be the trend as we go through time. and we do have that storm lurk, back off towards the west. with that cold air that's going to combine with sandy as we go through sunday, monday and tuesday. right now though, 57 degrees in glen element good morning manchester coming in at 57. also we hav
big bird. >> big, yellow a menace to the economy.>> reporter: big bird made it into an obama campaign ad and mitt romney cried fouled. >> in the spirit of sesame treat the president's remarks are brought to you by the letter o and 16 trill one. >> reporter: the advise presidential debate joe biden was the top rising search one of the most popular phrases. >> that's a bunch of malarkey. >> reporter: in the second presidential debate mitt rom no coined a servable terms. >> binders full women. >> reporter: president obama topped that in the final debate. >> we have fewer horses and bayonets. >> reporter: horse and bayonets was the fastest rising search topping syria mali and rome. now they are part of the campaign lexicon. and they are a way potential voters are having a say what matters to them. in washington i am emily schmidt. >>> a busy two weeks for bowing candidates. -- both tan dates. prease -- both candidates. president so bamma plans trips to iowa colorado and nevada and will travel to florida and he will apair at a rally before heading -- appear at rally before heading to virgi
. it was the last chance we had to see president obama and governor romney on the debate stage together. the topic last night foreign policy. and charley is at the live desk with a recap of the night. >> these two men were in close quarters sitting close to one another with the moderator bob she haver and president obama -- she haver and -- schieffer and president obama took the offensive while also criticizing governor romney for being "all over the map when his -- with his proposed policies" the two were much more reserved in the 90-minute debate. many analyst thought the terrorist attack on libya was the obvious first question but governor romney passed on the answer instead of hitting the president or the administration's response for the attack that killed four americans. men talked about a host of issues ranging from iran china and the u.s.'s ally israel but when it came to the topic of expanding or contracting the mill tarity president had this to -- military, the president had this to say noting it was about the changing times. >> we have fewer horse and bayonets because the nature of our
president obama's advantage in the key states? >>> also on the show today, we have an emotional and revealing interview coming up with country star leann rimes, after treatment for stress and anxiety. >>> let's get straight to hurricane sandy, heading into the caribbean right now. it could be targeting the east coast next. sam has been tracking the latest on this killer storm. sam, a lot of people worried about this one. >> and with good reason. when you look at what we're about to show you, you'll see why we're concerned about this storm anyway. let's show you the deepening center of this storm, as it exploded in strength overnight. look at the dark center there, as it hopped off jamaica to cuba. that's the center of the storm. the water is 80s. it's going to stay the same strength, or weaken over the next few hours as it heads to the bahamas. as we look at what's ahead for the storm and the combination of storms headi ining towards it, reminds us a lot of a storm in recent history. sandy will roar through the caribbean, afte jamaica and cuba. this storm has already taken two l
from the men who came face-to-face with the gunman. >>> neck and neck, mitt romney and president obama tied for a race that's completely up for grabs right now. lost in intense preparations as we count down for the race. >>> call on tape. stunning coverage of this as police dash camera is rolling. shockingly, he is okay. the tape is going wildly viral with the name "super pedestrian." ♪ we're never ever ever getting back together ♪ ♪ >>> and taylor swift in times square this morning as we're set to go one-on-one with the hottest star on the planet. her unprecedented two-day appearance begins right now. >> well, good morning, america. this is going to be so good! ♪ >>> in times square, "red," abdom and times square is so packed. take a look. taylor swift in times square. they've been lined up all weekend long to see taylor swift. >> you can see why it's shooting to number one on itunes. look at all those fans. we're going one-on-one. >> one-on-one with taylor swift. good morning, america, as you know, robin is home. we're glad to have amy robach here. tonight in boca raton, flor
on the campaign trail. president obama calls mitt romney a name we can't repeat on television, as one of romney's top surrogates says race is influencing a key supporter. david muir has the latest from ohio. >> reporter: good morning from ohio, george. you're right, the president causing a stir with that word he used to describe mitt romney. overnight, a top romney surrogate injecting race when he was asked about a key endorsement for the president. overnight, air force one with a dramatic arrival in ohio, after 37 hours, 6,500 miles, 8 states. the battleground blitz coming to a halt, overlooking lake erie. >> i've come to ohio today to ask you for your vote. i need you to vote early. and i need your help to keep moving america forward. >> reporter: with the race so close, president obama tried to break the tie with appeals to women and younger voters. this morning, the president raising eyebrows in an interview with "rolling stone" magazine. he talked about raising the voting age. kids have good instincts, they say. they look at the other guy and say, well, that's a bull -- i can tell. a romne
obama and mitt romney are going through battleground states for every vote. in this down-to-the-wire race, how is it that both guys are so confident? >>> extreme shoplifting. caught on tape. look at this. a suitcase filled with $1,000 in steaks. this guy hiding items in a neck brace. how the thieves are now working in teams and making everything more expensive for you. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and best birthday ever. we'll tell you how a mall worker managed to convince 1980s rock legend billy idol to play at his birthday party. this man went through extraordinary lengths, launching a two-year campaign to meet his idol. and we were there overnight, exclusively, for the big payoff. >>> you learn something new every morning on this broadcast. i had no idea ron claiborne was a big billy idol fan. >> i am, indeed. and justin bieber fan. >> who knew? >> thanks, ron. >>> good morning, everybody. we want to get straight to the big story this morning. that superstorm. abc's meteorologist, ginger zee, is in florida, tracking what could be a once-in-a-century event. >> sandy ha
that they knew what was coming long before it even happened. the rather add penetration under president obama, they sort of turned their head the other way, did nothing. the sec and these other organizations that were in place, supposedly the watchdogs for these institutions did nothing, and when the mortgage industry fell, everything else just followed suit. it's ent related. people loster that houses, their pension funds, their savings, everything all in a short part of a period of two years. >> former secretary of state condoleezza rice referred to education in the u.s. as quote the civil rights struggle of our day. do you agree with that assessment? if so, how do you address it. >> it's always been a civil rights struggle. i had the opportunity while i was doing to are sue my education, i had a chance it study the school system. it's always been a problem. my point of view -- i thought bussings with a dpd thing, but it enabled our young kids to get a better education than where they were. this has been a problem going on since the 1900's, going back that far. it's in the just now. it's al
world survey finds president obama would win a global election by a landslide. france watt most pro ohe bamma at 72% pakistan was the only pro mitt romney country. >>> a tax increase was passed on cigars and it has dramatically increased the price on the items and the group says it will save the lives of children by deterring them from buying products like that. >>> news time right now 5:48. in the realm of trick or treating, apples and raisins are lame. so what should you hand out to trick or treaters so you don't find egg all over your house? well, we have consulted the internet to find out some of the best candy stores in order to help you and out the trick or treat the children in your neighborhood want base on volume of facebook likes. skitels are the most popular -- skittles and star burst and the reeses peanut butter cup. that's based on google searches. candy corn gummy bears and nickels. >> she had two. >> she had 200 and she is like kit cake and nickels and mill -- kit kat, snickers and milky way. >>> when you think of lights christmas is what comes to mind. >> halloween decor
to strengthen pell grants and do something to help students with their loans. the obama administration recommends putting caps and also the number of years they have to pay. i think this make as lot of sense. >> thank you for coming in. if you'd like to see the interviews and other candidate interviews, you can log on to and don't forget to vote on tuesday, november 6th. >> all right. we'll find out where the candidates, presidential candidates next with diane sawyer. we'll see you at 11. >> have a good night. as a pastor, my support for question 6 is rooted in my belief that the government should treat everyone equally. i wouldn't want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, so i shouldn't deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. i support this law because it doesn't force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and all marylanders equally under the law. join me in voting for question 6. incredible opportunity forvoting for qubaltimore.en is a
to win. >> we have about 60 seconds for you now. is president obama's healthcare row form act the answer. mitt romney said if elected he will repeal and replace it. >> i agree with governor romney. this takes $17 billion out of -- $716 million out of med care and injects more bureaucracy into the healthcare arena. it will not make for better care. we have to start all over. >> thank you so much for the time today. >> this interview and all other candidates, did to our website on and don't forget to vote. >> that is it for abc2 news at 6:00. >> we'll see you tonight right here at 11. >> have a good night. as a pastor, my support for question 6 is rooted in my belief that the government should treat everyone equally. i wouldn't want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, so i shouldn't deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. i support this law because it doesn't force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and all marylanders equally under the l
alarm forenoon when donald trump says he will make a business announcement about president obama. the business tycoon is giving a few hints he is been a vocal supporter of governor romney. the announcement is expected on facebook and twitter. >>> visitors to the dulaney valley memorial gardens can find peace in new garden of tranquility designed in tradition of feng shui and there's 7 acres of path waves with everything and the dedication ceremony is happening today. >>> the -- he lost his father to disease and is hoping that he can save other lives. >> the son of humphrey bogart and lauren bac-al will be in baltimore. he is staying a service announcement for he is sop jeel cancer. he will let them know heart burn can lead to canser. >> cancer is -- diagnosis increased by 400% in the last 20 years and they are hoping the psa can get the numbers up. >>> you use it all the time. you take it everywhere you go. >> the bathroom really? no weigh way -- no way. gym the checkout line the smart phone is likely milt fully. >> obesity is problem -- filthy. >> obesity is problem and most dan
president obama took off from iowa this morning and will return to the white hois from clooefrpd. both candidates are working overtime trying to capture votes from the swing states. >> stay with us, these stories are coming back in 60 seconds . >> a man suspected of killing a man in a church in georgia was once committed the to a mental hospital here in maryland. wbss say he shot a volunteer leadsing a prayer service in the church. the volunteer died. he was the only person hit. >> and another shooting is making headlines right now. this one is in california. three people are dead and the scene spread out over two locations. brandy hit explains why so much is still a mystery. >> a man hunt is under way in southern california for the person behind a deadly shooting spree at two locations in down knee. >> we don't believe this was random. >> they say the man opened fire at united states fire protection services, a family owned business where at least two people were killed. then five minutes later and a block away, the man opened fire at this home killing a woman and wounding a 15
the answer. this is president obama's landmark piece of legislation and mitt romney said he will repeal it. what do you think? >> i don't support it. romney said he will repeal and replace. free market solutions will fix this. free market is where we need to g the problem is whenever government gets involved, it costs more and we usually have more problems come from government getting involved. >> while you are one person running for congress right now, what do you say about the stalemate that exists? sometimes it's just nastiness. >> you're one of 435 peoplen capitol hill, so first you have to find people on issues that you agree on. if there's issues you agree on, you work together but never compromise your principles. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> to see more of this interview and other cawndzs you -- candidates, you can go to our website >> where does this storm rank? >> as far as nor'easters or coastal runners, right at the top, if it ends up going where the models say. it's a matter of where, not if. here it; power house, childrenning off the florida c
. >>> president barack obama cast his ballot in chicago today. he will become the first ever american president to cast his vote before election day. governor mitt romney the president's challenger is campaigning in ohio today. >>> game two of the world series is tonight. and right now, the san francisco giants, they are one game up on the detroit tigers. they won last night and they won pretty big. 8-3. first pitch tonight is at 8:07. >>> just a few lines written with a pen with a very simple idea. listen. this young man said i wanted to know if you could use my idea for breast cancer awareness. the fifth grader from new jersey was watching a giants' game against the browns earlier this month and it gave him an idea. they're already wearing the pink cleats and the gloves, but why no pink penalty flags? roger goodell liked the idea and this coming sunday as the jets take on the dolphins at metlife stadium. the young man is going to be there presenting pink flaks like the -- flags like the ones you see her to the refs. they're going to put the yellow laundry if the pocket for one game. >> i like
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announcement about president obama. he's been teasing it on facebook twitter and through a number of news outlets. business tycoon has given a few hints but he says he is going to have a -- he's been a vocal supporter of governor romney. trump announcement is expected to happen at noon on facebook and twitter. and not to be outdone gloria allred will be in a boston area courtroom to unseal the sworn testimony by mitt romney. it's going to radar online it's a custody matter involving tom stineburg and his divorce. rom mi gave testimony about his observation of his role as a father to his four sons. they feel the testimony speaks to romney's character. >>> 6 minutes after 5. the sign of humphrey bogart and lauren bacal will be in -- the son of humphrey bogart and lawyere bacal will be in baltimore. he lost his father to esophageal cancer. the pas will -- sa -- psa will encourage people to get diagnosed. >>> visitors to due leany memorial gardens -- dulaney memorial gardens can find speos in -- peace in a asian inspired space. the 7 acres of pathways with animals will be there for visitors a
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